1 And the feast of the unleavened bread, called the passover, was nigh. 2 And the chief priests and scribes were seeking how they might kill Him; for they feared the people.
3 And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4 And having gone away, he spoke with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might betray Him to them. 5 And they rejoiced, and promised to give him money. 6 And he promised them, and was seeking an opportunity to deliver Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
7 And the day of the unleavened bread came, in which it behooved to slay the passover. 8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, Going prepare for us the passover, in order that we may eat it.
9 And they said to Him, Where do you wish that we may prepare it?
10 And He said to them, Behold, you having come into the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he is going. 11 And say to the landlord, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I may eat the passover with my disciples? 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there prepare.
13 And having gone away, they found as He told them; and prepared the passover.
14 And when the hour arrived, He sat down and the apostles along with Him. 15 And He said to them, I desired with desire to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say to you, 16 I eat this no more, until it may be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 And receiving the cup, having given thanks, He said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I say to you, I shall from now drink no more from the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God may come.
19 And taking bread, blessing it, He broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is my body given for you: do this in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out in your behalf. 21 Moreover behold, the hand of the one betraying me is with me at the table. 22 Indeed the Son of man goes, according to that which has been appointed: but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!
23 And they began to inquire among themselves, who then of them is the one of them about to do this.
24 And there was a contention among them, which one of them seems to be the greater, 25 And He said to them, The kings of the Gentiles domineer over them; and those exercising authority over them are called Benefactors. 26 But you are not thus: but let the greater among you be as the younger; and the leader as the waiter. 27 For which is the greater, he that sitteth at the table, or the waiter? is not the one sitting? but I am in the midst of you as the waiter. 28 But you are those who have remained with me in my temptations. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father appointed unto me, 30 in order that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you shall sit upon thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan sought you out, to sift you as wheat: 32 but I prayed for you, that your faith may not fail you: and thou, when having turned, strengthen thy brethren:
33 but he said to Him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee to prison and to death.
34 And He said; I say unto thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
35 Then He said to them, When I sent you without purse, and valise, and sandals, did you lack anything? And they said; Nothing.
36 And He said to them; But now, let the one having a purse, take it, likewise also valise: and let the one having no sword, sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I say unto you, that it behooves that which has been written to be perfected in me, this, And He was numbered with the transgressors: for indeed that which is concerning me has an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And He said to them, It is sufficient.
39 And having gone out, He departed, according to custom, into the Mount of Olives; and His disciples followed Him. 40 He being at the place, He said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation. 41 And He was separated from them about a stone's cast; and putting down His knees, continued to pray, 42 saying, Father, if this cup is willing to pass from me; moreover let not my will, but thine be done.
43 And an angel from heaven appeared unto Him, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony He continued to pray the more earnestly. And His sweat was like drops of blood falling down upon the ground. 45 And having risen from prayer, having come to His disciples, He found them sleeping on account of weariness, 46 and He said to them, Why do you sleep? Arising pray, that you may not enter into temptation.
47 And He still speaking, behold, a multitude and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was coming before them; and he drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. 48 And Jesus said to him, Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?
49 And those around Him seeing what was coming on Him, said, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus responding said, Hold on until this: and touching his ear, healed him. 52 Jesus said to the high priests, and magistrates of the temple, and elders who were assembled to Him; You have come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs. 53 I being daily with you in the temple, you reached not out your hands unto me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
54 And taking Him, they led Him away, and led Him into the house of the chief priest. And Peter followed Him a long way off. 55 And having lighted a fire in the midst of the court, and they sitting together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them. 56 And a certain maidservant, seeing him sitting at the fire, and fixing her eyes on him, said, This man was with Him.
57 And he denied Him, saying, Woman, I know Him not.
58 And after a brief interval another seeing him, said, Truly, thou art one of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
59 And about one hour having elapsed, a certain other man accosted him, saying, He was truly with Him: for he is a Galilean.
60 And Peter said, Man, I know Him not. And immediately, he yet speaking, the cock crew. 61 And the Lord turning, looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He said to him, that, Before the cock shall crow thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And having gone out, he wept bitterly.
63 And the men having Him, began to mock, beating Him, 64 and covering Him, they continued to ask saying, Prophesy, who is the one smiting thee. 65 And blaspheming, they continued to speak many other things against Him.
66 And when it was day, the eldership of the people was convened, and the chief priests and scribes, and they led Him into their sanhedrim. 67 Saying, If thou art the Christ, tell us. And He said to them, If I may tell you, you will not believe: 68 and if indeed I will ask you, you will not respond to me, or release me. 69 And from now the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand of the power of God.
70 And all said, Art thou the Son of God? And He said to them, You say that I am.
71 And they said, Why have we yet need of testimony? for we heard from His own mouth.